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  1. #1 I have vitiligo, what are the chances of been deficient in nutrients as a result? 
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    I've had vitiligo for many years, probably 10 or more. I don’t have it bad, but i do have it. I've read that it's quite common for people with vitiligo to become deficient in nutrients as a result? Such as B12, Zinc, Copper etc. Is that true? What are the chances of this? I've felt for ages that I might well be deficient just by the way I feel. Yet I have a good diet generally.

    I've also decided that I will go and see the doctor to get a dermatologist booked. I want to have a blood test for nutrition deficiency, and hoping they'll agree to do it - this should help me stop guessing etc.

    I've had low sex drive, depression, anxiety, spots, acne, having nervous energy, low clarity when thinking. What would you think this could be if deficient? I've had blood to check for medical conditions and it apparently came back clear. I did myself a testosterone test privately, and whilst taken later in the day, it was ultra-low for my age (yet in the OK range) - 12nmol to be exact – im in my 20s.

    I have recently started taking Zinc 15mg daily and 25ug of Vitamin D.


    Any advice really appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by abcd1234 View Post
    I've had vitiligo for many years, probably 10 or more. I don’t have it bad, but i do have it. I've read that it's quite common for people with vitiligo to become deficient in nutrients as a result? Such as B12, Zinc, Copper etc. Is that true? What are the chances of this? I've felt for ages that I might well be deficient just by the way I feel. Yet I have a good diet generally.

    I've also decided that I will go and see the doctor to get a dermatologist booked. I want to have a blood test for nutrition deficiency, and hoping they'll agree to do it - this should help me stop guessing etc.

    I've had low sex drive, depression, anxiety, spots, acne, having nervous energy, low clarity when thinking. What would you think this could be if deficient? I've had blood to check for medical conditions and it apparently came back clear. I did myself a testosterone test privately, and whilst taken later in the day, it was ultra-low for my age (yet in the OK range) - 12nmol to be exact – im in my 20s.

    I have recently started taking Zinc 15mg daily and 25ug of Vitamin D.


    Any advice really appreciated.
    We've already said we can't give medical advice.

    But at least you've made me look up vitiligo, so now I know what it is. Seems to be thought to be auto-immune in some way. Thanks for that.

    Going to see your doctor sounds like a very good idea. Make sure you tell him or her about any supplements you are taking.


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